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Pristine Seas: Saving the Last Wild Places in the Ocean

Oct 23, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh, the Heinz Awards, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

present an evening with the 23rd Heinz Award Recipient for Public Policy: Dr. Enric Sala.

Marine Ecologist Enric Sala will share his experiences and images from his research and numerous expeditions around the world as National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence.

  • Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Phipps Conservatory Special Events Hall
  • Dr. Sala’s presentation will begin at 7 p.m., followed by audience Q&A.
  • Reception immediately following the program.
  • The event is complimentary but registration is required due to limited seating

About Enric Sala
Dr. Sala is recognized for his worldwide efforts to survey, research and protect the Earth’s remaining pristine ocean places. Dr. Sala’s career is dedicated to restoring the health and productivity of the Earth’s oceans, and his more than 120 scientific publications are widely recognized and implemented in conservation efforts. Dr. Sala is the founder and leader of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas, a project that draws on exploration, research, economic and policy analysis, together with effective media outreach, to inspire country leaders to protect the last truly wild places in the world’s oceans, while ensuring that they will be effectively managed for years to come.


About the Heinz Awards
Established to honor the memory of U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Heinz Awards recognize those who have made significant contributions in five distinct areas of great importance to Senator Heinz: Arts and Humanities; Environment; Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment. Now in its 23rd year, the Heinz Awards has recognized 139 individuals and awarded more than $27.5 million to the honorees. For more information about the awardees visit


About Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens 

Our Mission: To inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.



About the World Affairs Council

The World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh’s mission is to provide a pathway for a more globally minded region, offering students and the community a learning space that covers key international issues. The Council is a member of the World Affairs Council of America (WACA), a network of more than 90 nonprofit, nonpartisan member Councils around the country.

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